Protecting Yourself from Gum Disease

One of the most effective ways that you can protect yourself from gum disease is to ensure that you are following a consistent oral health routine at home.

Unfortunately many adults do develop gum disease at some point, however, it can easily be prevented. All it takes are three steps followed consistently after each meal and small adjustments to your lifestyle.

Problems related to gum disease can really take their toll on your lifestyle and confidence. If the gum disease becomes advanced you can lose teeth and swollen and painful gums make eating difficult.

Gum disease is generally caused when food particles are not correctly removed from the mouth and bacteria is allowed to flourish. Over time the bacterial growth leads to plaque forming and makes it more difficult to remove tartar.

Here are three tips to help you to protect your teeth and gums at home:

1. Follow A Stringent Oral Health Routine

The first step in protecting your teeth and gums is to ensure that you are following a stringent oral health routine. This should consist of brushing, flossing and using a mouthwash after each meal. Each of these steps is essential for removing as much leftover food, bacteria and plaque as possible.

2. Use Natural Products

There are many excellent natural products out there on the market. They are preferable to other commercially produced dental products as they do not contain potentially harmful additives. When looking for good dental products make sure that you avoid those that contain:

• Sodium lauryl sulfate – a foaming agent
• Alcohol
• Fluoride

The above ingredients are added because they leave the mouth feeling fresh, but they do not actually help to protect the mouth from gum disease in an appropriate way. There are natural products, such as OraMD, which are able to effectively remove bacteria and plaque without containing harmful ingredients.

3. Get Your Vitamins

Everyone knows that your body requires certain vitamins and minerals in order to be healthy. Your gums also need certain levels of nutrition in order to fight off bacteria, fungi and infection. Make sure that your diet is rich in vitamins C, D and E and that you are getting plenty of calcium.

By following the above advice, you will be able to protect your teeth and gums from gingivitis, periodontitis and other gum problems. Maintaining a high level of oral health has also been shown to advantage your overall health too.

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